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10/31/14

Registration open for Rio Grande’s 2015 symposium

 Jewelry industry professionals now can sign up to attend the Santa Fe Symposium on jewelry technology, scheduled for May 17 to 20 in Albuquerque.

10/30/14

Calif. designer to debut boutique, jewelry line

 Allison Neumann is set to open her first store in San Diego next month and launch her new “River Rock” rough sapphire collection.

10/30/14

Officials charge 3 more in Mich. robberies

A trio of men charged with storming into two independent jewelers in Michigan this spring and ordering employees and customers to the floor at gunpoint could face life in prison, authorities announced this week.  

10/29/14

In a time when lending is tight, alternatives abound

Collateral lending and crowdfunding are two of the options available in an era when traditional banks are exiting the industry.

10/29/14

JA opens 2015 CASE Awards for submissions

 Jewelers of America now is accepting entries for its annual retailer design competition to be held at the JA New York Winter show in January. 

10/28/14

Man who plotted robbery gets 11 years behind bars

A U.S. district judge in Florida has sentenced the man who masterminded the 2013 robbery of the International Diamond Center in Tampa to 11 years and 6 months in federal prison.

10/28/14

5 fun events to engage clients this holiday season

Innovative, intriguing events can not only attract new customers and bring in existing customers, but engage them in a way that will keep the store front of mind. National Jeweler talked to five retailers across the country about the events they came up with to do just that.

10/27/14

What retailers are buying at Special Delivery

The JA New York Special Delivery show opened Sunday to a lot of buzz and buying activity on the show floor, as retailers look to stock up on on-trend pieces for the holiday season.

10/27/14

What you might have missed

A recap of the country’s most expensive ZIP codes, according to Forbes, was the most popular story on NationalJeweler.com last week.